help! I can't keep up! i will try to catch up but you are best off going to my facebook page. it is way easier to update and all of my travelling buddy's stuff shows up there too.
We had heard it was about a 2-4 hour process to cross from Texas into Mexico. The lady at the motel said it would only take 10 minutes. We were all more than a little surprised when it turned out that she was right. Thankfully Brian Weed pulled over shortly after we entered Nuevo Laredo because he knew we would need paperwork to get all the way through Mexico and into Guatamala. It took us a thrilling 20 minute ride through the narrow streets of Nuevo Laredo to get back to this building - where we spent 3 hours jumping through hoops to get all of the correct paperwork: -)
hat an awesome day!
Drove through the hill country of Texas today making our way down to the Mexican border at Laredo, Texas. This is a very popular area for motorcycle riding which also makes it a great place for a motorcycle museum. Kind of small compared to many I've been to but high quality bikes. Probably 100 of them. I took many pics but I would be back from the whole trip before 25 of them uploaded from here :-)
This was a great place for lunch. it is near the bottom of the twistiest portion of the 3 twisted sisters highways. We all made it down without incident. It was a blast to ride. We weren't able to ride 75% of all 3 of the twisted sisters. I really hope to come back with my Harley (and my wife Debby) to the hill country of Texas someday. It was beautiful!
I credit these two guys for asking me to join them in paving the way for Ride Extreme for Youth Extreme. The guy on the right is Brian Weed - our missionary friend in Nicaragua. The guy on the left is Bruce Walker from Pilot Point, Texas. Bruce is an adventure rider and has a heart the size of Texas for the youth of Nicaragua!
Let's see if this text actually stay's when I publish. these pictures are from the final day of travel to where the ride teams all joined up on Thursday afternoon/evening. I am not going to type much more until I'm sure it will publish.
In precisely 7 days 11 men from Wisconsin, Missouri, and Texas will throw their legs over their motorcycle seats and set out on an epic journey! The mission? To deliver an overwhelming dose of love and hope to the youth of Nicaragua! Our 2,500 mile motorcycle ride will take us from Pilot Point, Texas to Managua, Nicaragua. Upon arrival each of us will donate our motorcycles for ministry use.
Why are we doing this (beside the fact I can think of no cooler trip for an avid motorcycle rider)? Each of us has been called to support Jovenes Extreme. English translation=Youth Extreme. Youth Extreme is a youth sports ministry dedicated to getting at risk kids off the streets and involved in positive experiences.
This is why we are called Ride Extreme for Youth Extreme. Each "state team" is dedicated to raising the $70,000 required to build a youth sports complex in their chosen community. Of course we can't do this by ourselves. We are counting on you to join us in any way you can, first by your prayers, and second by your donations.
This is my first blog attempt on our website. If this works you will be hearing from me regularly on our travels. God bless you all!